Hotel Palacio Estoril
What We Love
- An elegant 1930s golf and spa resort that's hosted royalty, European nobility and others Treating yourself to an exclusive treatment at the Asian-inspired spa
- Sipping a drink in the bar that was frequented by WWII spies
- Enjoying a round of golf at the Mackenzie Ross-designed course
What To Know
- It's all about old-world glam here
- The spa has a dynamic circuit pool, a sauna, Turkish baths and massages
- On Her Majesty's Secret Service, a James Bond movie, was filmed here
- The beach is a five-minute walk away
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Palácio Estoril Hotel, Golf & Spa retains the elegant air of its 1930s origins. This sophisticated hotel has welcomed royalty, European nobility, artists, politicians and filmmakers over the years and today provides a comfortable five-star stay steeped in history. Set within stunning gardens, the hotel is located in the heart of Estoril and shows off excellent views over Estoril and the Bay of Cascais.
Whether you come for sport, leisure or relaxation, there’s a range of activities to indulge in. Estoril Palácio Golf Course was designed in 1936 by the renowned course architect Mackenzie Ross and is the host course for two of Portugal’s most prestigious tournaments. Overlooking Estoril and the idyllic coast, the course is lined with flora and fauna which provides a tactical challenge to the game.
Estoril Wellness Centre is a picture-perfect place to relax and benefits from the region’s natural waters and their therapeutic properties. The Asian Banyan Tree Spa Estoril – whose Thai counterpart has won awards for excellence – offers rituals and therapies to help you find complete tranquillity and calm. Complete your day of leisure with a refreshing drink on the Bougainvillea Terrace. Unsurprisingly, Palácio Estoril Hotel, Golf & Spa scored a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
How to Get There
Being my first time in Portugal, I did not know what to expect while planning an event from across the ocean. I could not be more surprised with the professionalism of the staff at Palacio Estoril. Our group was not very big (around 100), but all the requests related to the event and guests were promptly attended by the hotel team.
I had a dedicated event manager - Teresa - who was extremely helpful and struggled to meet all our requirements. She was professional, competent, attentive to details and was always ready to help.
The meeting rooms were well equipped and everything turned out just great. The only thing that needs immediate attention is the location of the bathroom. There is only one bathroom (a large one) for the meeting rooms, but it is located in a lower floor and, depending on where you are having your meeting, this can mean quite a walk. Being 7-month pregnant at the time of my event, I must say this was not very nice.
The food options were very good (Portugal is certainly one of the best culinary destinations in the world, that's for sure!) and the hotel was located in a nice and calm area, right in front of the beach.
The rooms were spacious and room service was great. Rooms were very clean and everyday we would have turndown service.
Apart from the number of bathrooms for meetings, there is nothing else I would complain about this hotel. It was a great experience.
One week in Palacio Estoril Hotel gave me a lot of great memories of this hotel. Service was glorious, personal and really fast. Traveling a lot makes you to compare different services and hotels. This hotel especially is one rare one to earn my recommendation to book.
They have also a history which old photos on the walls can tell you.
I have stayed at Palacio Estoril twice now- first for a one week Slimming programme in March 2018 & the next for 4 days on a beauty booster programme & it is safe to say I will be back!
From being picked up from Lisbon Airport by a chauffeur in a Mercedes to the programme itself everything is thought of by the team.
I stayed in a deluxe room on a higher floor with a balcony & views of the sea towards Cascais.
The staff were all helpful & welcoming & always ensured, as a solo guest I was well looked after.
There is a train station near the hotel which will get you into Lisbon in 20 minutes or Cascais & Sintra in the other direction. You can walk along the promenade within 25 minutes to Cascais which was a tonic for the soul.
The gym although small has everything you need, even for a weightlifter like me! There are numerous fitness classes on offer- I particularly liked the aqua bike classes- basically spinning in a bathtub hot swimming pool.
As part of the programmes I had numerous medical & nutrition consultations, spa treatments, cosmetic treatments & even a cooking lesson- everything had been thought of!
I exclusively ate from the healthy menu & didn’t feel deprived at all! I left both times feeling healthier, energised & much less stressed than before!
I would fully recommend Palacio Estoril if you need to escape the stresses of daily life. I will be back soon!
We stayed at the Palacio Estoril Hotel last night for the first time. What a wonderful way to start Christmas. The Hotel is absolutely fantastic. I cannot wait to come back. The staff is great (a special thank you to Paulo and Andre from reception. You guys were wonderful).
I'm sad to leave, but I'll be back.
Disclaimer: business traveller with high demands and expectation. I reserve 5 stars rating for amazing and high end properties. Palacio Estoril is perfect place for stay for golfers and for travellers. Unique combination of history, high end service and experience. Outstanding value for money spent.
PROS: Efficient, professional and courteous staff; clean and comfortable rooms with huge bathroom and all the amenities; location proximity to train station to Lisbon(2minutes) and 15 minutes walk to Cascai; golf package; breakfast